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Have a Samsung HDTV? - Got Bad News

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by Drucifer, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. johns70

    johns70 Legend

    May 2, 2010
    That part drucifer said about calling your local TV news was pretty funny. :lol:

    As if they'd do a story about bad capacitors in a samsung TV and compare it to defective cars causing accidents and killing people.
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    It looks like Samsung is now doing a one-time free repair on most out-of-warranty models purchased within a specific period if the problem truly turn out to be the capacitors in both the US & UK. In Canada, Samsung seems to be still ignoring the issue.
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Well within two weeks after posting that request everywhere I could think of and doing it myself. Samsung did an about face.

    Now, did media start calling them to verify the story? Don't know. But my guess, it only takes one call to the right person in order to get Samsung thinking about the potential of followup news stories of another large Asian company showing indifference to the quality of their product.

    Yes, it may not be as serious as stuck accelerators, but the whole ideal is to stop ALL indifference to quality.

    BTW, do you know for a fact that a television has never caused a death because of its faulty electronics.
  4. HiDefGator

    HiDefGator Legend

    Nov 19, 2005
    I know this is totally unrelated but we replaced all our kitchen appliances with LG last year. So far the stove has been the only one of the four not to break. I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I've been with LG.
  5. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    I am marking this to have it in my recent posts...so that when I get home I can check both models I have..which are a 26 inch and an a 40 inch both bought in 9/2008
  6. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    http://www.badcaps.net/ had a huge message thread about Samsungs and bad capacitors.

    It isn't just the voltage it is also about the quality of the capacitor brand.

    I'll bet if you were to pull the back off of your TV set and look at the power supply you would see some of the Capacitors starting to bulge. They may not have reached the point where you get a problem yet.

    However based on experience with computer motherboards they can have been failing for a while before they reach the point where there is an apparent problem.

    This google page will show what to look for.

    I just changed Four in a Viewsonic 19" Computer Monitor two week ago, I used to think Viewsonic was quality too.
  7. Retro

    Retro AllStar

    Nov 27, 2007
    I'm posting this here in case related, but not sure... I'm no tech wiz, so any responses need to be clear please..

    I have a Samsung # LN40B550K1F 40" LCD TV... Purchased end of 2009 from Best Buy.

    The past month or so, i hav noticed some dark spots particularly on the botton 1/4 of the screen and especially in the right hand bottom corner where networks put their watermark logos... Like shadows, but permament in those areas...

    Also, when the screen is black for a program or if you pause it when it's a dark scene, you can see the vertical panels (i guess) about 5" wide that make up the screens background, which i never noticed before...

    I compare this to there being dust on the screen and someone not cleaning the dust off in all areas.. You still see the picture fine, except during certain shows, you see the flaw depending on color and what your focusing on.... Seems to be getting worse lately.. Again, didn't see this problem till about a a month or month and half ago...

    Does anyone half this problem or aware of this issue?? thx
  8. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    My Toshiba is also showing dark clouds on part of the screen. I'm wondering, is your Samsung a glossy screen, or a matte screen?
  9. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Well the clicking has returned. Unlike in February, the Samsung LN52A650, v SQ01 was able to turn on after 5 to 10 minutes of false starts. I've called my extended warranty company, Best Buy and this time they will replace the power board instead of only doing the bad capacitors.

    Considering these sets use almost as much power being on as off, I plan to leave the set on until next week when it gets fixed.
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Well I had a power blackout this evening. So much for my plan to keep the set on. Power came back about an hour ago. But the Samsung has been only be able to click away.

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